Saracen British Downhill Series Round1 – Randoms

The race season is ON! Day 1 of the Saracen Bikes British Downhill Series kicked off today at Combe Sydenham.

Today was a mellow start with track walks, pit set up and a chance to say ‘hi’ to our racing buddies that we’ve not seen since last season! Here’s a few randoms from today.

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As if it wasn’t enough that Sam Hill is racing Nukeproof … he’s actually here at Combe Sydenham. In Rich T’s words “well, I never thought in all my days I’d see Sam Hill at Combe Sydenham”. Sam wasn’t giving much away – it’ll be wild to see where he squeezes seconds out of the track.

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We’ve had an extension for this year. We’ve got new team rider Laurie Greenland and another mechanic in the form of TF Tuned’s Oscar Newton-Mason… So we’ve got a double sized pits for this year!

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Thanks to SurfTurf for the epic last minute printing and delivery. Pop down and see us if you’re in the area. Oscar is ready and waiting for your suspension questions.

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Today was all about getting the pits and the bikes set up. Tyre choice is the big one though. The top and bottom woods are dry, the fire road is a pedal-fest and the middle woods are greasy. What are you going for..? Here’s Rich’s new Nukeproof Pulse basking in the sun ready for some tuning.

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Oh – and the most important job of the day – the First Beer of the Season. Cheers!

That’s it – it’s been a long day! See you tomorrow if you’re track-side!


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